For more than 30 years, Roy E. Hadley, Jr. has been a trusted advisor to high growth businesses, governments, and family/closely held businesses. His practice, which is international in scope, includes counseling clients worldwide on complex corporate transactions, particularly those involving technology, cyber security, life sciences, economic development, telecommunications, outsourcing and intellectual property.
He also provides guidance to a wide array of companies and their boards on issues related to data security and privacy, technology and business process outsourcing, health information technology, software development and licensing, and entertainment and new media.
Roy serves as independent counsel to boards and board committees on cyber security matters, helping them understand and mitigate legal risks and exposures to protect themselves and the companies they serve. He also counsels clients on business matters affected by personal and family dynamics, including business succession planning, legacy planning, family governance and intergenerational issues. He focuses on helping closely-held businesses and families involved protect their interests and achieve their goals in times of transition or crisis.
Roy’s business experience includes serving as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of a wireless communications company, as vice president, general counsel and chief privacy officer for an international travel services and technology company, and as in-house counsel for a pair of telecommunications corporations. Roy also served as special counsel to the president of the American Bar Association and as special assistant attorney general for the State of Georgia.
Roy is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association. He is a former board member of the Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium and is currently on the Technology Marketing Council of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as well as an Advisory Committee Member of the United States Law Firm Group Diversity Committee.
He served on the board of the Atlanta branch of the South African Business Chamber of Commerce, and he is currently the board chair of the Technology Association of Georgia Information Security Society and is an advisory board member of the National Technology Security Coalition.
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